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Kitsap Sun

Austen Macalus

1 November 2019

Port Orchard, Washington, United States

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The Coffee Oasis program in Port Orchard foregoes the traditional foster system and instead directly pairs homeless youth with a host family. Host families like the Coffee Oasis allow stable environments for teens or ...

LAist

Matt Tinoco

21 October 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In California, homeless populations oftentimes face much greater health issues which financially impacts the state's public health care system. To address barriers to obtaining housing, with a sub-goal of bettering pe...

EdSource

Ashley A. Smith

12 September 2019

California, United States

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Several programs have cropped up throughout California to help former foster youth navigate what has been identified as the biggest challenge of aging out of the foster case system -- housing. NextUp and other initiat...

NationSwell

Hallie Steiner

26 August 2019

Austin, Texas, United States

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A tiny home and RV community outside of Austin, Texas does more than house the homeless; it provides community and economic independence. With backing from local business, nonprofits, and religious institutions, Comm...

Philadelphia Gay News

Laura Smythe

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25 July 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, the new HostHome program is working to decrease rates of LGBTQ+ youth experiencing homelessness by connecting youth with volunteer households to host them and social workers to provide additional supp...

KCRW

Anna Scott

Steve Chiotakis

18 July 2019

Santa Monica, California, United States

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To combat homelessness, an interdisciplinary group known as the “homeless multidisciplinary street team” is focusing efforts on housing those that call 911 more often than others. Taking lessons from a similar model t...

Greater Greater Washington

Natasha Riddle

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10 July 2019

Washington, D.C., United States

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Providing housing that serves as an affirming, empowering space with access to resources can help young LGBTQ people overcome homelessness. Organizations in Washington D.C. such as Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advoc...

Eugene Weekly

Taylor Perse

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27 June 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Homelessness is a serious issue in any state, but outlined in this article are 3 unique approaches in 3 different states that have proven successful. Albuquerque, New Mexico, Orlando, Florida, and Detroit, Michigan ha...

The Guardian

Jon Henley

3 June 2019

Helsinki, Finland

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In Helsinki, Finland, the "Housing First" model, where housing is offered to those experiencing homelessness unconditionally is showing results. The program, which also can include services and is made possible in par...

NationSwell

Alison Kotch

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21 May 2019

Washington, D.C., United States

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Street Sense is a biweekly, volunteer-run newspaper whose vendors and content creators are part of the homeless community in Washington, DC. Vendors purchase the issues at a discount and then sell them at a profit, ge...

Boise State Public Radio

Brooklyn Riepma

30 April 2019

Boise, Idaho, United States

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With New Path Community Housing, Boise is one more city implementing Housing First policies to help reduce rates of homelessness. The apartment complex also includes onsite services and healthcare providers to help pe...

KSHB

Kevin Holmes

16 April 2019

Independence, Missouri, United States

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The Independence, Missouri police department is taking an empathy-first approach to homelessness in the city. Instead of making arrests for trespassing or other crimes associated with homelessness, police officers wor...

The Hechinger Report

Charlotte West

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18 March 2019

United States

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Thirty-six percent of university and 46 percent of community college students in the United States are housing insecure. From providing monthly rent subsidies to allowing students living in their cars to park on campu...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

11 March 2019

Abilene, United States

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The national program Built for Zero is aiming to end veteran and chronic homelessness by using a comprehensive data set that allows for tracking of the homelessness situation day-by-day, along with a Housing First ap...

The Nashua Telegraph

Sheryl Rich-Kern

3 March 2019

Nashua, New Hampshire, United States

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The hub-and-spoke model allows local partners to provide individuals with access to resources earmarked specifically for opioid addiction treatment. The system of care, which uses regional clinics and non-profits as ...

KUSA

Steve Staeger

27 February 2019

Denver, United States

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In Denver, residents and city officials are learning about how to better strategize to reduce chronic homelessness by following Utah's example - and learning from its failures. Utah's inability to sustain the investme...

WBUR

Jeremy Hobson

19 February 2019

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Radio

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The city of New Orleans has managed to reduce homelessness by 90% since 2007, when a count showed more than 11,600 people were experiencing homelessness. Their strategy is deceptively simple - they gathered an outreac...

KUNM

Ty Bannerman

7 February 2019

New Mexico, United States

Radio

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Across New Mexico, organizations and local governments are working to address homelessness. This podcast outlines multiple initiatives, including ones to make a winter shelter open all year round and a program geared ...

BBC

Mat Trewern

31 January 2019

Helsinki, Finland

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Local UK governments look to Helsinki, Finland as an example of a city that has nearly eradicated homeless by offering people on the streets free housing, unconditionally. While often drug use and alcoholism persists ...

Pacific Standard

Rebecca Gale

30 January 2019

Houston, United States

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Houston is a leader in ending veteran homelessness, with "an engaged police unit, a seasoned group of social and policy workers, and a city looking to innovate and improve," but that success has not scaled successfull...

The Huffington Post

Laura Paddison

30 January 2019

Finland

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In Finland, homelessness has been largely perceived as eradicated through its pilot of the now internationally recognized concept of Housing First, where people experiencing homelessness are offered safe, stable and p...

The Seattle Times

Scott Greenstone

24 January 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Cities that have had the largest decreases in homelessness in the past five years, including New Orleans, Atlanta, Milwaukee, and Virginia Beach, have implemented a variety of approaches. Now, other cities are taking ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

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24 January 2019

Massachusetts, United States

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For social service agencies, prioritizing well-being requires new procedures and a framework for understanding holistic wellness. The Full Frame Initiative has partnered with agencies in the states of Massachusetts an...

Grady Newsource

Rebecca Nauth

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30 December 2018

Athens, Georgia, United States

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Going Home, a program implemented by a homeless shelter in Athens-Clarke County in Georgia, helps homeless individuals maintain long-term housing and foster financial independence. The program pays six months of rent ...

CBC

Laetitia Van der Vennet

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26 December 2018

Helsinki, Finland

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As Toronto's local government strives to address the city's growing homeless problem, officials look to a model in Helsinki, Finland that swapped emergency shelters for permanent housing. Folks who move into these apa...

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